Beyond the Garden by SY Thompson ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Beyond-the-Garden-CoverTitle: Beyond the Garden

Author: SY Thompson

Publisher: *Not Listed

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/14/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Drama, Fantasy, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction

Blurb:

In the beginning, God created man, but what about woman? Lilith was created at that same moment yet cursed to walk the Earth for an eternity, never allowed the peace of death. Throughout the ages,
she has longed for an end. Finally, a message reaches her that there exists the instrument of her demise. This single-minded pursuit of death leads her back to the beginning where she discovers that not all is as she believed.

A group of self-appointed guardians, the Haimia, is determined to keep Lilith from reentering the Garden. They aren’t above killing anyone to realize their goal, including the one woman Lilith realizes
she can’t live without. Despite her love for Dana Reed, Lilith is still resolute in her quest. In the end, she must decide between life and love. Love has come before and has never lasted. Lilith has no
reason to believe this time will be any different.

My View:

GCLS Award 2016 Fantasy/SciFi Nominee

Lilith, the first person voted out of the Garden of Eden wants little more in life than to find a permeate way to die. Dana is a woman I mortal danger when Lilith, AKA Lil, comes to her rescue. Later their paths will cross again, this time it will be Dana to rescue Lil. Together the two set off on a journey of a lifetime.

While this is a story about Lilith and her search for the Garden and the religious fanatics who vow to stop her at any cost, it is not a religious book. It is the tale of two women on a quest. I have PTSD in part due to religion etc and this book did not hit any of my triggers.

This story is AMAZING!!! Technically sound, a good flow wonderful character development, and a fantastic and fascinating story line are what makes this book so unforgettable. (reading it with Evanescence’s Fallen in the background is a great choice BTW) I was truly blown away by this epic saga, I have never used the word epic before…WOW, OK, just OMG WOW! There is action and adventure, mystery and mayhem, murder, attempted murder. There is also love and romance, understanding and peace and a sense of closure. It was a really huge roller coaster ride of emotion, darn it was good!! I am not going to say anything else, no, don’t beg, you need to experience this for yourself. If you like lesbian stories I have Faith (lol)that you will love this one!!

Links

Beyond the Garden on Goodreads
*Not Listed
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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